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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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Clunking gear shifting

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New to the forum and would really appreciate some feedback from other Bobber owners.
I bought a Bobber Black last year, and basically rode it back from the showroom into winter storage - now Im setting it up for the Summer in Germany.
I am used to a noticeable "clunk" down shifting into first with other bikes, but my Bobber clunks into 1st and up into 2nd and 3rd - since the very first ride. Still less than 500km on the clock.
Anyone else had this?

Any help would be hugely appreciated.

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Check chain tension
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As Tug said.
Check chain tension plus oil level and clutch cable (which can be adjusted if needed...)
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All the above things are good to check but I have found that out of all the motorcycles that I have ridden over the years, my Triumphs have "clunked" the most of all. So much so that I don't pay attention anymore.
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Hey Gregla, Welcome!

These bikes do make a fair clunk on each shift, more I think than most. but as the others have said, do your due diligence and have a good check over those things they mentioned.

The easy fix, x-pipe and open exhaust.

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I am sure I read somewhere that Triumph describe the clunk into 1st as a "feature". As others have remarked. If its a but noisy into other gears I would check the chain tension. It should also improve a bit with more miles.
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plus 1 for chain tension... My bike has done just over a 1000 miles, and I've recently done my first adjustment as opposed to the dealer at first service, made a humungous difference to the clunk

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Thanks a lot all of the help. Love it.
Ill do the checks on the chain etc and give it a go.
Let you know, so it might help the next guy.
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ref Great Black North`s idea of x-pipe and open exhaust....love to. But....
I have fallen foul of the dreaded TüV in Germany (like the UKs MOT but much tougher) - they have tough rules here chap....my lovely Thruxton with air box removal, K&N filters, Predator pro pipes, drop bars, mapped...plus a bunch of other stuff I picked up from British Customs when I was in CA. All failed. Bloody shame chap. Tears were shed.
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ref Great Black North`s idea of x-pipe and open exhaust....love to. But....
I have fallen foul of the dreaded TüV in Germany (like the UKs MOT but much tougher) - they have tough rules here chap....my lovely Thruxton with air box removal, K&N filters, Predator pro pipes, drop bars, mapped...plus a bunch of other stuff I picked up from British Customs when I was in CA. All failed. Bloody shame chap. Tears were shed.
Sounds a like he!! Lite. Glad my grandparents got out of there. Thank you God, for my glorious USA and please let me die before it does.

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